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Understanding Social Media
Nicholas Carr
Fall 2019

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Purpose of this Guide

  • Provide search tips for each social media platform 
  • Discuss social media analysis tools
  • Provide library databases to find scholarly and news sources about social media 

Hands-on Exploration

  • Split your team in two groups - each group takes one of the assigned platforms 
  • Search examples: 
    • climate strike 
    • Ariana  Grande 
  • Record your answers the exploration questions in the class activity spreadsheet
  • At mid-point, regroup as a team to compare findings on each platform 
  • Link to spreadsheet

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